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Phonics: Decoding Words in Connected Text
Decoding words in connected text can make emergent readers really feel like they are great readers. They work as a class to sound out simple cvc words located in super short sentences. Tip: Extend this activity by having a variety of high frequency words available for individual learners to switch in and out of sentence frames. The whole class can work to gether to read each persons simple sentence.
Phonics Instructional Routine: Decoding Words in Connected Text
Young scholars explore methods of decoding words in sentences. They read all the words in the sentence they know to obtain clues. Students then sound out the difficult words and highlight them. They underline unknown words. Young scholars practice decoding strategies.
What Does PAN Mean?
Do your middle school scholars need practice decoding words while reading or for spelling? The root word pan is the focus of a nine-step lesson that asks learners to discover ways to figure out the meaning of words built on a root that has multiple meanings.
Blending Best Buddies
Practice blending letters together to make the words learners are reading. They decode words familiarized with the concept of blending. This lesson plan utilizes the Body-Coda method of blending developed by Lloyd Eldredge. Each child receives a copy of the book, Tin Man Fix-It.
On your mark, get set, GO!!!!!
Students experience the strategies of decoding words and crosschecking to master reading more fluently. They read, crosscheck and decode the books, "Lee and the Team," from Phonics Readers and "Ready to Race," by Shealy Melton.
A Model Lesson Plan for Teaching Phonics
First graders decode words containing the letter o when it is followed by a consonant and silent e.
Up, Up, Up The Banana Tree
Young scholars increase their reading fluency through the use of various strategies. After reviewing decoding, chunking and rereading, students complete an initial read of a novel text. Working with a partner, they read complete a timed assessment of their words read per minute.
I Have the Need for Speed!!!
Students practice becoming more fluent readers with expression and emotion by decoding words in connected text. They work on their reading fluency through timed repeated readings. Each student drills on the book, "Arthur's Loose Tooth," by Lillian Hoban.
At Lightning Speed
Review how to decode words and practice repeated readings for fluency. Kids review the cover-up method as a way to decode unknown words and then practice reading sentences for fluency and short passages with partners. They record their one-minute reading times and complete the included Fluency Literacy sheet for their partner. Assess using running records.
Students recognize and orally name all of the letters of the alphabet when shown each letter individually. They pronounce words correctly when orally. Students decode words to orally speak the correct pronunciation. Students discuss what they like or dislike about pronouncing words correctly.
Reading with Bailey’s Book House
First graders decode words as they construct meaning. In this "Bailey's Book House" reading lesson plan, 1st graders create, read, and comprehend a selection of literature through the use of the computer software.
Outlines are Fun and Easy
Learners goal is to achieve summarization. They read familiar words and decode words at their reading level. They summarize articles through the use of an outline in order ot improve reading comprehension. Students complete a basic outline.
Students practice letter(s) map(s) along with phoneme sequences and sounds that make the /o/ sound in both spoken and written formats. They also decode words containing /o/ sounds to work towards becoming more fluent readers beginning with "In the Big Top."
Magic E: Decoding/Encoding With CVC & CVCE
Elementary learners improve their reading and spelling skills by better understanding the relationship of the decoding and encoding processes as they apply them to one-syllable words. After a lecture/demo, 1st graders practice using a worksheet imbedded in this plan.
Blue Ribbon Readers: Monitoring and Repairing
An online interactive activity encourages young readers to employ the monitoring/repairing strategy to become better readers. Class members identify unfamiliar words, decode them, and use them in other contexts.
Long ee or ea
Young scholars practice spelling words with the long e sounds using ee or ea. In this ee or ea lesson plan, students complete words using the ee or ea pattern, identify rhyming words, and write a rhyming poem using ee words. Using word and picture cards, young scholars complete the words adding the missing ee or ea letters. Students will also have an opportunity to complete words by adding phonemes and graphemes at the end of words.
In this literacy instructional activity, students use the blends along with the pictures in order to practice the sounds of letter combinations.
When in the World, Do As the Romans -
Third graders use cardinal numerals one through 10 and are introduced to the Roman numerals one through 10. They have an opportunity to identify Roman numerals in their world and explore the use of Roman numerals through simple math problems.
Poetry to the Core
Second graders examine several examples of poetry in the six lessons of this unit. The lessons focus on five poetic forms, couplets, quatrains, limericks, Haiku, and free verse.
Using Suffixes -er, -or, -ar To Make Nouns
In these grammar worksheets, students will circle nouns and verbs, fill in blanks with suitable verbs, add -er and -or to verbs to create nouns, write silly sentences using nouns that end in -ar, add the correct suffix to change verbs into nouns to complete a table, take a quiz on nouns ending in -or, change verbs into nouns by deleting the suffixes, and show how nouns can have different meaning.